We had the good fortune of connecting with Allaine Stricklen and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Allaine, the decisions we make often shape our story in profound ways. What was one of the most difficult decisions you’ve had to make?
The most difficult decision I have ever made is to undergo several Brain Surgeries to remove water from my brain which caused me to go temporarily blind, have a shunt placed inside my body, then have a 12 hour Brain and Ear Surgery. Knowing I would be completely deaf in my right ear after the surgery and unable to work for 6 months.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Founder of Gentle Therapeutics Yoga, Allaine Stricklen, Welcomes You With all her Heart….. Allaine Stricklen is an accredited Master Yoga Instructor with the Yoga Alliance and IAYT -International Association of Yoga Therapists. Allaine teaches and offers meditation sessions, workshops and Teacher Training programs all over the world including Miami where she resides with her Son. Allaine now offers online Classes, Virtually in the comfort of your own space. Allaine’s unique style of teaching derives from her extensive studies in many different styles of Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Meditation and BreathWork and Yoga Therapy. ” I am proud that I made the transition from Banking to Travel around the world alone for 14 years, with one backpack and an open heart.” This is for me a proud moment as each life experience has shaped who I am right now in this moment, the only moment” says Allaine. She is the creator of Gentle Therapeutics Yoga, a method utilizing props to restore the body’s balance and vitality. She currently teaches at many studios in the Miami area, Check out her Class Schedule. www.gtyoga.com
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If my best friend was visiting from England, where the climate is cold most of the year, we would head straight to the beach and swim in the vastness of the ocean. Then we would go to The Keys to really relax and enjoy mother nature at its finest for a few days. I love to cook, so we would buy fresh produce and I would cook every day some nutritious meals and of course fresh juices with her. Wake up early sunrise and walk by the ocean then practice yoga and meditate. We love massages, so I would book into a Hotel with a Spa and enjoy some rejuvenating services.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My Immense Gratitude to every one who continues to support me on this journey called LIFE…..I have so much love, faith and sheer wonderment to be alive and wake up each day taking some deep breathes, saying my Gratitude Prayers, Thank you Thank you Thank you…….
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